While Nicole Odom waits patiently to hear news about her daughter Brandy Odom’s murder, she said the Police Department is not communicating with her.
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Family of slain woman: ‘Find her killer’
It was a cool Wednesday, April 4, evening on a Crown Heights street. Here comes Saheed Vassell, marching down the street pointing at pipe at people.
Relentless and vitriolic has been the focused assault on NYCHA in general and the city agency’s Chair and CEO Shola Olatoye in particular.
Singing and chanting in English and Spanish, dozens of heavy-coated and woolly hat-wearing parents and activists stormed the doors at City Hall Tuesday, Feb. 6, asking Mayor Bill de Blasio, “Which side are you on?” They emphasized the need for cultural competence in schools.
“Hip-hop is beautiful because it shows us the complete truth,” said Talib Kweli, known for socially conscious lyrics and activism.
“There are no words to properly capture the outrage our community is experiencing over the death of Waldiman Thompson, a 91-year-old resident of Decatur Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant who, along with his 100-year-old wife Ethlin, were the victim of a deadly home invasion,” Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams told the Amsterdam News.
With some flooded and battered areas still unreachable, and fear of disease spreading in many of the hurricane-hammered Caribbean countries, residents of many islands are struggling to find some degree of normalcy, as the pursuit for food, water, shelter and electricity remains a priority.
Even those critics who have developed an impenetrable steel-like facade to the almost daily panned President Donald Trump statements, tweets and actions were astounded as he likened the flag-carrying, torch-wielding, stick-waving neo-Nazis and their ilk to the mostly white counter-protestors in Virginia.